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Pearl Street Railroad Overpass

Pearl Street Railroad Overpass

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 7, 2006

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Abandoned Pennsylvania Railroad) Over Pearl Street
Location
Covington: Miami County, Ohio: United States
Structure Type
Stone Segmental Deck Arch, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is one of two stone arch overpass bridges HistoricBridges.org documented in Covington in 2006. This single span bridge features a more round arch shape than its High Street neighbor, and spans a shorter distance as well. This railroad is long abandoned, and portions have been turned into rail-trails, and others have been removed completely. One section near this bridge was excavated away apparently to make way for some building. This project is apparently on-going and plans are to demolish this historic bridge. Covington already demolished another stone arch that was on Wall Street. Covington is foolish to destroy such beautiful examples of stone construction and engineering. Countless towns across the country are not blessed with these graceful structures, and as such these should instead be preserved. These bridges do not harm anything or anyone, except for perhaps trucks who might not be able to fit under them. However, it is likely that residents who live in the area do not mind any decrease in noisy truck traffic these bridges provide. Pearl Street is not a major through route anyhow and is instead a local residential street, so the "we need to demolish these bridges for truck traffic" excuse is void in this circumstance. Thus, there is not a single reason to demolish the Pearl Street Bridge, but there are many reasons to preserve it.

 Note also that this rail line crosses the Stillwater River, and although this is an impressive two span stone arch bridge, it was too overgrown to photograph during HistoricBridges.org's 2006 visit.

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